Economy
Change in Average Salary Since 2000

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Change in Average Salary

What does this measure?

The cumulative percentage change in average salary since 2000.

Why is this important?

Salaries are a gauge of overall economic health and a measure of the degree to which employees are sharing in the prosperity of a community. They also indicate the vitality of a region and its ability to compete and attract workers.

How does our county compare?

The total average salary in Lancaster County has increased 13% between 2000 and 2020. This compares to growth of 21% in the state and nation. The largest increases in average salary since 2000 was in Dauphin (21%) and Chester (19%).

Notes about the data

Data are presented in constant 2020 dollars. Worker salaries are reported by place of work, not residence. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the third quarter.

Change in Average Salary
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
PennsylvaniaN/A-0%1%2%3%3%4%6%4%6%6%6%7%7%8%11%11%12%12%14%21%
Lancaster CountyN/A-0%0%2%2%1%1%0%-1%0%-0%-2%-2%-2%-1%3%3%3%4%5%13%
Berks CountyN/A-0%1%2%1%-0%2%4%2%3%3%2%2%2%4%7%7%7%8%8%15%
Chester CountyN/A-2%-1%2%4%5%7%8%5%7%8%8%7%7%11%13%10%10%11%12%19%
Cumberland CountyN/A1%2%3%4%5%2%2%1%3%3%2%2%3%4%5%4%5%7%8%15%
Dauphin CountyN/A0%3%4%6%4%4%5%4%6%7%6%7%7%9%13%11%12%11%13%21%
Lebanon CountyN/A-1%-1%-1%0%-2%-1%-1%-2%0%1%1%0%-1%1%4%4%6%6%9%16%
York CountyN/A0%1%2%3%5%3%3%2%3%4%4%2%2%2%5%6%8%8%8%14%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics




Average Total Salary
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Pennsylvania$51,131$51,117$51,515$52,037$52,824$52,558$53,084$53,972$53,350$54,080$54,280$54,118$54,556$54,524$55,283$56,986$56,570$57,016$57,334$58,207$62,049
Lancaster County$46,158$46,024$46,320$46,903$46,988$46,731$46,436$46,238$45,832$46,238$46,040$45,451$45,366$45,372$45,820$47,408$47,460$47,773$47,774$48,399$52,033
Berks County$48,085$47,943$48,787$48,875$48,521$47,986$48,845$49,860$48,914$49,562$49,388$49,026$49,222$48,846$49,817$51,296$51,407$51,651$51,903$51,811$55,474
Chester County$65,823$64,617$65,441$66,837$68,178$69,277$70,211$70,812$69,192$70,226$70,836$70,944$70,708$70,602$73,027$74,444$72,090$72,418$73,210$73,424$78,572
Cumberland County$49,305$49,682$50,303$50,754$51,287$51,681$50,145$50,496$49,649$50,904$50,711$50,137$50,106$50,761$51,473$51,763$51,171$51,877$52,629$53,278$56,581
Dauphin County$50,716$50,936$52,093$52,517$53,953$52,888$52,583$53,353$52,517$53,652$54,048$53,847$54,334$54,486$55,257$57,155$56,044$56,571$56,474$57,456$61,271
Lebanon County$41,377$40,944$40,856$40,961$41,431$40,689$40,811$41,037$40,751$41,519$41,900$41,902$41,428$41,070$41,672$42,883$43,159$43,917$43,921$44,910$47,948
York County$46,602$46,671$46,913$47,340$47,907$48,812$47,790$48,018$47,336$48,011$48,684$48,483$47,631$47,549$47,677$49,027$49,364$50,230$50,306$50,514$53,209

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Notes: Figures are in constant 2020 dollars. N/A - Data not available or not disclosed.




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Prekindergarten Participation Increasing
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Student Performance on Grade 8 English Not Applicable
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Student Performance in Grade 11 English Not Applicable
Student Performance in Grade 11 Math Decreasing
Per-Student Spending Maintaining
Students Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions Decreasing
Single-Parent Families by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Disengaged Youth Maintaining
Plans of High School Graduates Not Applicable
Enrollment in Local Colleges Decreasing
College Graduation Rates Decreasing
Brain Drain/Gain Increasing
Education Levels of Adults by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Average Charitable Giving Maintaining
Voter Registration Rate Not Applicable
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Age of Housing Stock Not Applicable
Violent Crime Rate Maintaining
Incarceration Rate Decreasing
Incarceration Rate by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Population Density Increasing
Air Quality Increasing
Water Use Decreasing
Waterways Impaired by Pollution Not Applicable
Population by Age Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age and Gender Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People with Disabilities Maintaining
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Language Diversity Increasing
Change in Employment by Sector Not Applicable
Sector Share of Total Jobs Not Applicable
Workers by Occupation Not Applicable
Change in Labor Force Decreasing
People Entering/Leaving County/Region for Work Not Applicable
Average Salary by Sector Not Applicable
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 Increasing
Female to Male Earnings Ratio Maintaining
Employer Size Not Applicable
Change in Number of Businesses by Sector Increasing
Change in Total Agricultural Sales Increasing
Spending for Local Government Maintaining
Spending for School Districts Maintaining
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Veterans Living in Poverty Decreasing
Working Poor Maintaining
Median Household Income by Household Type Not Applicable
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Living Wage Not Applicable
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Households Receiving SNAP by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Household Receiving Temporary Assistance Increasing
Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch Increasing
Median Home Value Maintaining
Occupied Housing Units Maintaining
Homeownership Rate, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Cost of Homeownership by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Rent Maintaining
Cost of Renting Increasing
Households Without Vehicles Decreasing
Means of Transportation to Work, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Health Status Decreasing
Prevalence of Mental Illness Maintaining
Adults Who are Overweight or Obese Not Applicable
Mortality Rates Decreasing
Fatal Drug Overdoses Increasing
Cancer Incidence Decreasing
Households With Internet Access Not Applicable
High-Tech Jobs Increasing
STEM Graduates Increasing
Science and Engineering Research and Development Maintaining
Single-Parent Families by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Incarceration Rate by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Children in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Households Receiving SNAP by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Homeownership Rate, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Cost of Homeownership by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Early Prenatal Care by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable


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